Being emotional is beautiful. Being able to feel things deeply is beautiful. It’s not being an attention seeker, it simply means you acknowledge every emotion handed to you by the universe. (Okay, I know a lot of you may disagree with me on this. And it’s okay. This is just my opinion). You were made by the greatest artist to feel everything without any intention of you being burdened. You were made to feel everything so that you can share with everyone the beauty of emotion. It’s not a sign of weakness, but it shows how brave you are, how courageous you are to receive every feeling with open hands. Sweetheart, I hope you consider this as a gift. Yes, a gift. A gift that is meant to be shared with everyone. A gift because you are able to empathize and sympathize with others on what they feel, and be a light-bearer during the dark days of their lives.
But we can’t deny the fact that sometimes these emotions are too much to handle. We become overwhelmed with everything that sometimes we just want to explode. I know, I have felt that too. And truth is, it sucks to feel everything. It sucks to be emotional. It’s tiring to be emotional. And through the years of dealing with different emotions that made my heart a home, this is what I realized, you have to let it out! Don’t imprison whatever you feel, because sooner, your heart will become crowded to the point that it becomes hard for you to breathe. Leave your door open, and welcome them with open arms, but when it’s the time to let them go, hold the door open for them. Let them go with open arms, too.
It takes courage to admit to ourselves what we’re feeling. And I hope and pray, we will have that courage to do it. Emotions are powerful, they can wreck and build you to be the best of who you are. Use it to your advantage, sweetheart.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you’re not okay, that you are in pain. Don’t be afraid to speak up about it. It’s okay to let other people know that you are not in your best condition. They are there for you not only during your glorious and brighter days but also they are there to hear you, to catch you when you feel like falling, to help you carry the baggage. It’s okay to be weak sometimes. It’s okay to ask for people’s company when you are not okay. Let them also see your rough edges. I know that some of you may not agree with me with this (again), but I encourage everyone to not shut down other people when they want to reach out.
And pray for it. Pray for everything that you are feeling.
Your emotions are not your enemies. Embrace them because you know what? Emotions can be your friends, too.
Know that when everything is so much to handle, He is in control.
After all, He’s the source of everything.